Booshoo, tansi, tawnshi, She:kon, udlukuut, tungasugitsi, aanii, bonjour, greetings!
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) celebrates the diversity of the membership and strives to promote social justice in the areas of peace, anti-poverty, non-violence, and equity. ETFO recognizes that we live in a society characterized by individual and systemic discrimination against particular groups. Within this context, ETFO defines equity as fairness achieved through proactive measures that result in equality for all.
In 2015, ETFO endorsed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. ETFO understands that it is integral for educators to move forward into reconciliation with the indigenous peoples of Canada. It is our hope to educate and inform ETFO members on the diversity of indigenous peoples in Canada, provide information on the complex historical and current relationship between Canada and Indigenous nations, and provide for dialogue to dispel common myths and misconceptions of Indigenous Peoples.
To support ETFO members in their learning and instructional practices to integrate Indigenous content and perspectives in a positive approach, and to ensure that First Nations, Métis and Inuit issues and worldviews are authentically reflective and connected to the content at hand, a compiled collection of online Indigenous education resources are provided on the ETFOFNMI.CA webpage. You will find resources developed by ETFO for ETFO members as well as other relevant resources developed by other FNMI organizations, affiliated allies, and archives from the Spirit Horse arts-based initiative. In parcel to our journey in reconciliation, we would like to welcome you to use and share the resources within this page.
Miigwetch, Nia:wen, Nakurmiik, Qujannamiik, Marsee, Bama pi, merci, thank you!
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario